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Navy reaches milestone in installing water treatment plants

Navy reaches milestone in installing water treatment plants

[Nov 11 2016]

50 RO plants installed around the island so far

Produces solar power units

 

Sri Lanka Navy has declared open another six water treatment plants (Reverse Osmosis) in selected schools in the Anuradhapura region recently bringing the total of RO plants produced and installed by the Navy to 50. These six (06) RO plants have been installed at Ulhitiya Maha Vidyalaya, Haddaththawa Maha Vidyalaya, Aluyatawela Maha Vidyalaya, Hebarawa Maha Vidyalaya in Mahiyangana and Pahamunegama and also at the Wahalkada Rajamaha Viharaya in Anuradhapura, states navy media sources.

These RO plants are produced by the Research and development Unit (R&D) of the Navy with financial assistance from the Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Kidney Diseases. These machines are installed in areas prove to chronic kidney disease. A number of private sector entities have also extended their support to this project. More than 25,000 families and 18,500 students have benefitted from the Navy's public service initiative.

 

Meanwhile Navy has also embarked on an ambitious endevour to contribute its share to the national project to encourage the use of renewable energy by producing solar powered electric lamps for its use.

These solar powered lamps will help to light up navy coastal observation points which have hitherto faced difficulties in obtaining electricity. In addition power requirements to operate other electronic devices can also be acquired from this unit.

Among the innovative solutions produced by the Navy's Research and Development Unit is the development of solar powered Reverse Osmosis plants. Sri Lanka Navy has also initiated a programme at its naval premises to feed electricity to the national grid through Net Metering System.

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